luckymucklebackit wrote:That is some very impressive soldering work there. Really like what you have done.
You may not say that if you saw my soldering close up...
Dad-1 wrote:I always fancied making some track with a long check rail curve.
Not done anything to need it, but great to see someone diving in
and making it.
Is a good idea to buy sleepers ready made if one is modelling in 00 gauge as they will be very thin to try and cut from a sheet of PCB. I can get away with making my own as I'm in a larger scale as they dont look too bad, though really mine are overscale but look good. I wanted more space between sleepers then normal 0-16.5 track has.
Also, with the transition between standard Peco or Hornby track and handmade track needs a piece of card inserted as a spacer under the PCB sleeper as they are thinner and if one tries to solder the rail to PCB, they may not be touching the sleeper in a flat position. The card is removed after soldering. (Of corse be careful with heat on card!)
For 00 gauge, what I did with code 100 Peco track was to get a rail from a length which had sleepers which were past it, and use the rail glued onto my curves for check rails. The gap may be slightly larger in the check rail then required but I was happy with it. (I dont remember how wide the gap was as I was a youngster when I made it so my standards may not have been so high).